Children’s Trauma Therapist
Hours: Some evening work required
The philosophy of our organization is that all people have the right to live without fear, abuse, oppression, and violence. Our advocacy programs embrace the philosophy that people experiencing violence and/or abuse have the potential to control their lives and can be helped in doing so through support, information, and encouragement. We believe that our organization should model behavior that is nonviolent and uses power responsibly for personal and organizational action and growth.
The ideal candidates is one who is interested in joining a workplace culture that encourages self-care, continuous learning and support of each other; one who desires to be part of a team of clinicians who use therapeutic models that will scaffold and support caregivers and their children.
SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assess physical, mental, and emotional health needs of children; provide guidance and instruction to caregivers and staff in their treatment of children; provide individual and family counseling; facilitate parent/child sessions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for reflecting on how parts of your identity might give you advantages in the workplace—even if you didn’t ask for them or earn them—while others might experience disadvantages. We ask that you also reflect on how your position and how your power may shift depending on your environment, the people around you, or the institutions at play. The goal of this reflection is to build the awareness and compassion that is needed and expected to create an inclusive workplace.
- Responsible for creating an inclusive environment and behaving in a way that ensures that clients and employees feel: embraced, no matter what their cultural orientations are, respected and valued, engaged and connected to the community, and safe from abuse and harassment.
- Responsible for providing individual, and family counseling for children who have experienced domestic violence and their caregivers as appropriate and safe.
- Responsible for ensuring up-to-date and accurate documentation for each client file, following agency guidelines and current professional/accrediting standards.
- Responsible for administering assessments, interpreting, and integrating results into a treatment plan based on client needs.
- Responsible for utilizing videotaping of some client sessions to aid in ongoing therapy.
- Responsible for collaborating with other staff and service providers to ensure excellent, coordinated service delivery for clients.
- Responsible for engaging in ongoing learning opportunities such as formalized training, supervision, and self-study to maintain and improve clinical skills.
- Responsible for maintaining an active caseload. Caseload consideration is given around the type of cases, treatment models used and training requirements.
- Responsible for participating in ongoing training and/or consultation related to becoming proficient in evidence based models including TF-CBT, CPP and others.
- Responsible for, if indicated, reporting any emotional, physical, or sexual abuse of a child to Child Protective Services. Work closely with DHS case workers to ensure the best interest of the child.
- Responsible for being aware of symptoms of child physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, and child development as well as laws relating to reporting child abuse.
- Responsible for attending weekly Children’s Clinical Staff meetings, and monthly DVIS All-Staff meetings and other meetings as requested..
- Responsible for maintaining and reporting services delivered and client outcomes for grant and funding purposes.
- Knowledge of child development, trauma, age-appropriate expectations, parenting, play therapy, non-physical discipline and how domestic violence affects caregivers and their children.
- Demonstrated skill in crisis intervention, advocacy, individual counseling with children, adolescents and adults, crisis intervention and case management.
- Qualification to administer screenings and assessments for children and adults.
- Knowledge of community resources and skill in using resources to benefit children and caregivers.
- Knowledge of family systems, trauma and attachment theory and treatment strategies for both children and adults.
- Ability to organize and develop a comprehensive program for children and their caregivers.
- Master’s degree in psychology, social work or other mental health related field
- Minimum of two years experience working directly with children in hospital, school, preschool, or counseling setting.
- Counseling licensure or license eligible status.
- Valid Oklahoma Driver’s license
- Current CPR certification
- LCSW or LPC or LMFT, OKAIM Endorsement
- CPP and/or TF-CBT certified
- Experience with high risk children and caregivers
- Behavioral Health Case Management certification
To Apply for this Job:
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.dvis.org
Friday, January 17, 2020